Andrew Williams

Associate Professor, BEc PhD W.Aust., Director of Education, UWA Business School

  • The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M466), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile

Funding overview

UWA Business School Research and Development Scheme (2009) for $9,613.00: ‘Understanding the factors that influence students’ first-year experience at university’ (with E. Birch and P. Hancock).

UWA Research Development Award (2009) for $14,370: ‘Does foreign aid make governments less transparent?’

School Travel Grant (2005) for $2,700 to attend Global Conference of Business and Economics at Oxford University in June.

School Research Grant (2005) for $9,450 to assist in completion of PhD thesis and publication of journal articles arising from thesis.

Teaching overview

Microeconomics, Prices and Markets 1101


Economic growth, governance, transparency


Dr Williams is currently the Director of Education at the UWA Business School, and a Senior Lecturer in Economics. He has been the recipient of a number of teaching and research awards, inlcuing Best Lecturer (2008 and 2013), the UWA Best Published Article by an Early Career Researcher (2011), and the UWA Established Researcher Price (2010). His research focuses on the links between the transparency of public institutions and economic outcomes, the economic consequences of corruption, as well as education economics.

Roles and responsibilities

Director of Education, UWA Business School

Chair, Management & Commerce Board of Studies.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Research expertise keywords

  • Transparency and accountability
  • Measurement of transparency and accountability
  • Economic corruption
  • Economic development
  • Global development
  • Good governance
  • Institutions and macroeconomic volatility
  • Institutional consequences of natural resources


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